English Gardens & Markets in London
5th - 10th of September 2022
This is a girls trip to visit London. Maximum group of 5.
5th September'22 Arrival London afternoon
10th September Departure London afternoon
The "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world". Founded in 1840, With over 300,000 species, this is the world's largest collection of plants, but if you're not a budding horticulturist, this shouldn't put you off. The 300 acres of magnificent gardens are beautiful enough to soften the hearts of most city-slickers. Grand Victorian glasshouses are filled with life, from ponds dappled with waterlilies to banana orchards.
For the more adventurous, there is a treetop walkway 18 meters above the ground that extends through the treetops of Kew’s Arboretum. As well as being one of London’s most visited outdoor attractions, the gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and house one of the oldest and most significant botanical collections in the world.
Borough Market, South Bank, Big Ben, Parliament, St James Park, Hide Park & Kensigton Palace & Gardens:
Borough Market’s rich heritage – around 1,000 years of history – is part and parcel of its appeal, but our focus is very much on the here and now. The Market, which is run by a charitable trust for the benefit of our community, has never stopped evolving. A few decades ago, it was a wholesale market serving the greengrocers of south London; now it acts as a beacon for sustainable food production, short supply chains and social connection, drawing visitors from far and wide.
There’s no better way to get to know a city than wander around its streets. we proceed all the way to the London Eye and Westminster Bridge. Our itinerary includes the entire length of the riverside pedestrian path known as The Queen’s Walk.
Dinner at OXO Tower Restaurant on the south bank of the river.
Shoreditch, Spitalfields Market, Famous Brick Lane:
Shoreditch, as it is one of the most eclectic areas in London. Shoreditch is filled with artisan coffee shops and burger joints alike. As well as small start-ups filled with London’s youngest and brightest. We wiill see in Shoreditch, the Vintage shops, pop-ups, markets and speakeasies are the easiest answer. This once run-down neighbourhood with its many abandoned warehouses and working-class residence has undergone gentrification into one of the hippest areas in London. Frequented by Londoners in the know and creative freelancers. Boxpark has become synonymous with Shoreditch. Is made from disused shipping containers stacked up to two levels with the first level mostly made up of cute home and clothing shops. You’ll get an opportunity to tuck into the chocolate truffles from the West African Cocoa House, sample samosa and curry from Brick Lane’s famed ‘curry mile’ and try the famous beef bagel. If there is one chocolate shop to visit in London’s Shoreditch is check out Dark Sugar. Dinerama is a food and drinks market from the food genius Street Feast. It is London’s leading street food market company. Beigel Bake focuses on traditional style beigels with hot salt beef, pickles, and mustard .Shoreditch has a breathtaking street art scene, full of amazing ever-changing murals, lining walls, lampposts, and buildings.
The Regents Park, Camden Market, Covent Garden & Musical:
The Regent Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within north-west London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent's University London and the London Zoo. The Camden markets are a number of adjoining large retail markets, often collectively referred to as Camden Market or Camden Lock, located in the historic former Pickfords stables, in Camden Town, London. It is situated north of the Hampstead Road Lock of the Regent's Canal. Covent Garden is a vibrant, must-see destination for anyone who enjoys shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture. West End Show is a must while in London!
Greenwich, Charlton Park & Canary Warf:
Greenwich is likely to be most famous for Royal Observatory and its GMT line. This stands for Greenwich Mean Time, and it relates to the Greenwich Meridian, a line of longitude that sits perfectly at 0 degrees. This means that Greenwich is at dead center in terms of the world’s lines of longitude. Greenwich is a hub for maritime history and heritage. In fact, you will find that it is also home to the Royal Navy College.
a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Royal Palace of Placentia – and it was here that monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry II were born.
We take a walk along a huge tunnel which connects Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs. It’s a foot tunnel which runs under the river Thames and is more than 1,200 feet long. Explore Canary Warf and enjoy dinner at a roof top garden restaurant.